Baked Ziti Recipe | Yummly
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  • 16 ounces ziti (or penne)
  • 1 onion (chopped)
  • 3 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1/2 pound lean ground beef
  • 1/2 pound ground Italian sausage
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning (dried)
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper (adjust to taste)
  • 28 ounces marinara sauce (your favorite, I use Newman's Own)
  • 14 ounces diced tomatoes (with basil, garlic, and oregano)
  • 8 ounces cream cheese (softened and cubed)
  • 1 1/2 cups mozzarella cheese (shredded)
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan (shredded or grated)
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    NutritionView More

    Sodium63% DV1510mg
    Fat66% DV43g
    Protein96% DV49g
    Carbs41% DV124g
    Fiber44% DV11g
    Calories1080Calories from Fat390
    Total Fat43g66%
    Saturated Fat21g105%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat390
    Total Carbohydrate124g41%
    Dietary Fiber11g44%
    Vitamin A70%
    Vitamin C35%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


    definitely will eat this again!
    Lisa Erickson 4 months ago
    it was good no i would'nt make it again
    Lola M. 4 months ago
    it was just okay. My old recipe is better but glad i tried it, now i know. I use and prefer ricotta cheese oppose to cream cheese has a better flavor.
    ProFoodie 5 months ago
    Amazing! We loved it, will definitely make again, sooner rather than later!
    Campbell 5 months ago
    It turned out delicious !! Fiancé approved! (He’s a picky eater lol)
    hi, Ashlyn 6 months ago
    Excellent; would make again!
    shedrikka brown 7 months ago
    It turn out great my whole family loves its. Definitely 5 stars
    Rachael Michelle 7 months ago
    This was the best ziti I have ever had. So flavorful and easy to make! The cream cheese is the special ingredient in this dish. The whole family loved it!
    Lizama 9 months ago
    Is the best pasta I ever tasted The cheese and the meat When is cooked right
    autumn heckber 10 months ago
    Best pasta I think I’ve ever had... I didn’t use a full onion I used half and 1 tsp red pepper flakes, one lbs Italian ground turkey and I used vodka sauce instead of marinara and turned out soooooo good. 10/10 will make again!
    Nikki Gibbs a year ago
    Very delicious and easy to make. The cream cheese was a great touch to the ziti. Will definitely make it again.
    Dorneeta a year ago
    Yummy! Nice and cheesy
    Whitman a year ago
    Less pepper flakes for me but super creamy and really good
    Alisha B. a year ago
    I added too much red pepper flakes for my taste, but everyone else loved it!!!
    Shanna S. a year ago
    When I say awesome! It was awesome! I changed things just a bit because I have a 6ft4in hubby and 6ft7in son. I did a pound of ground beef and one pound of Italian sausage; added an additional can of Rotel tomatoes; 4 ounces of cream cheese instead because it made it to runny. Everything else was on point! Delish!
    Ratasha a year ago
    Definitely yummy. Liked the cream cheese effect. Could've used a bit more seasoning.
    Anne a year ago
    Tasted great! My family loved it!
    Elizabeth 2 years ago
    Would definitely make again but using less cream cheese!
    Ramey 2 years ago
    Easy and tasty! Was a hit with the kids!! Yay mom!!
    Sarah 2 years ago
    This was really good ziti. Not the best I've had, but very good nonetheless.
    Kathy Weststeyn 2 years ago
    whole family loves this dish and I really think its the cream cheese.
    Bonnie T. 2 years ago
    Easy and delicious! A new, regular family favorite!
    Natalie Bojorquez 2 years ago
    Great. I️ didn’t think of issuing crEam cheese in my old recipe. It really added another level to the dish
    Meek 3 years ago
    Easy To Make! Turn Out Was Great!!! I Used Half Spicy Marinara And Half Regular.... Absolutely Love The Cream Cheese! Will Make Again
    Jrache 3 years ago
    I loved it, my favorite is adding the cream cheese! I live for comfort foods!!! ❤️
    Bryce B. 4 years ago
    I really liked this recipe, easy to make and delicious! I made a vegetarian one by omitting the meat and adding a little more crushed tomato. They both turned out great!

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